Strategic observation

Economic Watch: China to open wider to welcome foreign investment

2017-07-18 14:43:56

China has reassured the rest of the world about its commitment to opening up in its latest move to attract foreign investment. Full Story

Spotlight: Tension lingers on in Turkey as crackdown continues in coup attempt anniversary

2017-07-18 02:01:54

Turkey marked on Sunday with a string of events in major cities the anniversary of a failed coup but tensions and divisions are still lingering in the NATO country because of sweeping crackdown against opposition circles. Full Story

Interview: "Ghost apartment" owners should be taxed: expert

2017-07-17 14:03:46

Vacant properties are on the rise, according to a housing expert who said Australia needs to implement a tax on such properties before it's "wasteful housing" problem escalates. Full Story

Spotlight: Spider-man comes of age in Marvel's latest

2017-07-17 06:04:08

"Spider-Man: Homecoming" over-performed Sony's expectations to ensnare the top spot on its opening weekend in the U.S., pulling in 117 million U.S. dollars, the second highest-grossing Spider-Man movie after Toby Maguire's "Spider-Man 3" opened at 1 Full Story

News Analysis: Experts say U.S. cutting aid to Tunisia contradicts its anti-terrorism policy

2017-07-17 04:53:53

The U.S. reduction of security aid to Tunisia is contradicting to its anti-terrorism policy, experts viewed, as the Head of the Tunisian National Unity Government Youssef Chahed has visited the United States to intervene in the issue. Full Story

Feature: Opposition candidate for Rwanda's presidency manages to grab attention as Kagame enjoys high popularity

2017-07-17 02:32:02

Rwanda's presidential campaigns officially kicked off Friday. The three candidates are Incumbent President Paul Kagame, Frank Habineza of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda (DGPR), and Philipe Mpayimana, independent candidate. Full Story

Interview: Israel must commit to two-state solution in order to resume peace process: Palestinian FM

2017-07-17 02:16:51

Israel must commit to the two-state solution in order to resume the stalled Palestinian-Israeli peace process, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki told Xinhua in an exclusive interview on Sunday. Full Story

Economic Watch: Debt-ridden Chinese real estate firms turn to overseas financing

2017-07-16 21:50:03

Chinese real estate firms have turned to the overseas market to seek financing as tougher regulations have made it more difficult for them to raise funds at home. Full Story

Study: Firearm-safety class rates in U.S. little changed in 20 years

2017-07-16 07:25:42

A new study from the University of Washington (UW) shows that only about three in five U.S. firearm owners have received any formal gun training, and the percentage has not changed much in 20 years. Full Story

News Analysis: Iraq needs plan to tackle factions division after IS defeat

2017-07-16 00:28:33

Iraq needs careful and wise plan to deal with division among factions and ensure lasting stability, as post-Islamic State (IS) stage came after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared historical victory over IS in Mosul, experts said. Full Story